I.T.A. Topographical and General Survey 1942/3
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Barony of: Tullagh, Parish: Doonass, Population: 20
Location and Brief Description:
Truagh village comprises a R.C. Church, C.C.’s house, unlicensed shop and a few other scattered houses. Another scattered hamlet with N. School, teacher’s house, etc. called Sallybank is located one mile distant. The isolation of Truagh from its parent parish of Doonass forms its one peculiarity. The parish of Broadford (diocese Killaloe) and Parteen (Limerick diocese) dovetail into, and cuts it off, from, so the C.C. of Truagh, as well as the P.P. of Doonass in their approaches to each other, or to their flock, must pass through a mile belt of other parochial and diocesan preserves. This creates a difficulty for the clergy in locating their flock, and is unique in the Killaloe diocese.

Brief comments on water supply and sewerage:
Scattered spring wells supply good water. No regular sewerage system - none needed.

Public Services
Nearest station: Limerick
Distance: 5 miles
Bus? No
Public lighting by—Electricity? Wind charger in Curates Ho Gas? No

Churches and Services
Church: Roman Catholic Services (Sundays): 10a.m.

Postal Facilities
Location of Post Office: Kilmore - 3 miles distant
Business (? M.O., Telegraph, Telephone): No M.O., Telephone, or Telegraph.

Social Clubs, Cultural Societies, &c.
Social Clubs: None except a dramatic club (amateur)

Important public buildings (Give brief notes on architectural features)
Roman catholic church, of gothic architecture, built in 1843. Has centre isle, and two wings, well lighted, by high multipaned windows. This church is very neat and bright, it has no special architectural features. It is supposed to have been built on a very bad foundation, though its present appearance - after a century’s storms - does not support that theory.

Nearest Limerick City or district hospital of Raheen, 15 miles distant.

Date: June 7th, 1943
(Signed): Ralph Lucas Surveyor.
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